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Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

The amount of single-use plastics in oceans and seas has been growing at an alarming rate.  The European Commission has proposed new EU-wide rules to target the 10 plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. Together these constitute 70% of all marine litter items. The...

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Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission has proposed new EU-wide rules to target the 10 Single-use plastics products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. Together, these constitute 70% of all marine litter items.  The new...

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